Kite Aerial photography - first try.

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Kite over estuary.

We've had enough daylight after work for my daughter and I to do more fun things outside. Today she was looking at dandelion seeds and ants through a magnifying glass and telling us that the ant was going for a walk to a pretend estuary to throw stones and then she would send it to bed. She has quite an imagination.

We've also been kicking balls, tossing frisbees and flying kites in a nearby field fly. A few days ago I tried sending a toy keychain digital camera up with the kite. The camera only weighed about an ounce so the kite had no problem lifting it. The camera has a 10 second self timer so these shots are what a kite sees just after launch. The cherry and apple trees were blooming so I wish the camera had higher resolution. If you'd like to see some awesome panoramas taken from a kite with a much better 180 degree wide angle lens, check out Scott Haefner's kite aerial photography site. If I can figure out how to do it safely, I'd like to try to lift my broken ultra wide angle Casio get some photos of the castle. I'll let you know if that works.

Comments:

Brian, Just purchased a CANON A540 Powershot digital camera, like the reviews stated NICE STUFF! Unfortunately, this camera weighs too much for typical kites, however, this fellow was flying a 'beach' kite last week. (On the local beach sands!) With an 'aerofoil' wingspan of at least six (6) feet (U.S.) this should easily accomodate most DC packages. Time will tell, KEEP UP YOUR KITE TRIALS! Happy Holiday to your 'mom's'!

Posted by William R. Walling on May 13, 2006 at 06:13 PM GMT+00:00 #

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